"fruit" Definition

  1. v. t. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the plural.
  2. v. t. The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
  3. v. t. The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
  4. v. t. The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.
  5. v. t. The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.
  6. v. t. That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.
  7. v. i. To bear fruit.

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Position in dictionary: 40162 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. i.,
Words that start with "fruit": 14
Words that end with "fruit": 4
Words that contain "fruit": 19
Next words in dictionary: fruit'y, fruitage, fruiter, fruiterer, fruiteress, fruiteries, fruitery, fruitestere, fruitful, fruiting
Previous words in dictionary: frugivorous, frugivora, frugiferous, frugalness, frugally, frugality, frugalities, frugal, frue vanner, fructure

English Dictionary Definition of fruit

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